(a) As used in this article, "control", including the terms "controlling", "controlled by", and "under common control with", means the possession (directly or indirectly) of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract, or otherwise.

(b) A person’s beneficial ownership of ten percent or more of the voting power of a corporation‘s outstanding voting shares creates a presumption that the person has control of the corporation.

Terms Used In South Carolina Code 35-2-208

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • voting shares: means shares of capital stock of a corporation entitled to vote generally in the election of directors. See South Carolina Code 35-2-217

(c) Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b), a person is not considered to have control of a corporation if the person holds voting power, in good faith and not for the purpose of circumventing this article, as an agent, bank, broker, nominee, custodian, or trustee for one or more beneficial owners who do not individually or as a group have control of the corporation.